By Justin Etheridge
Toshiba pushes the envelope on notebook functionality with its new Satellite 5200 series, offering DVD-R/RW capabilities for the first time plus the powerful new NVIDIA GeForce4 460 Go GPU.
Encroaching sales of portable computing upon the traditional desktop will be justified this year, as manufacturers race to push the envelope on notebook functionality. Toshiba leads the charge with its new Satellite 5200 series, offering DVD-R/RW capabilities for the first time plus the powerful new NVIDIA GeForce4 460 Go graphics processing unit (GPU). Offering additional optical media for added performance, users can also take advantage of the new Toshiba Style Bay, ready for an additional hard disk drive, a second battery and a 4-in-1 bridge media adapter. This is as refined a mobile multimedia experience as Toshiba has ever brought to market. Pitched at power-users, the Satellite 5200 is equipped with a versatile Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor-M at up to 2.0GHz, up to 512 MB of RAM (expandable to 1024MB) and a maximum 60GB hard disk drive. “The new Satellite 5200 notebooks will give users the best-of-the-best available in mobile multimedia computing,” says Ahmed Khalil, sales and marketing manager of Toshiba’s Dubai-based Middle East Computer Systems Marketing Division. “Whether intended for entertainment or business use, this stylish notebook will fulfil every multimedia need.”Backing that boast is the GeForce4 460 Go GPU, a new integrated technology including advanced power saving techniques, a dedicated video processing engine for DVD and video playback, and an improved memory architecture.